Archive for June, 2010

BMI: Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Market with Poor Perspectives

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A stagnating private sector and inadequate government policies provide for poor perspectives of Bulgaria’s pharmaceutical market, according to a report of Business Monitor International.

“BMI considers Bulgaria to be among the less attractive pharmaceutical markets in Emerging Europe, a view largely enforced by poor market dynamics and prolonged economic difficulties. In BMI’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Business Environment Ratings for Q310, Bulgaria ranks 16th of the 20 markets surveyed,” the report states.

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Nigeria’s President Punishes Football Team for 2 Years

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The President of Nigeria has suspended his country’s national football team from participating in international competitions for two years.

“President Goodluck Jonathan ordered Nigeria to withdraw from all international competitions for two years, which will enable Nigeria to reorganize its football,” the President’s spokesperson announced Tuesday, as cited by the BBC.

The President has decided to punish the team for their poor performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa….

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Spill relief well weeks away as hurricane hinders cleanup

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A relief well that might divert the gushing Gulf of Mexico oil leak is still weeks from completion, a top U.S. official said on Wednesday, as the season’s first Atlantic hurricane disrupted cleanup efforts.

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FM: Bulgaria Throws Weight behind Independent Palestinian State

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bulgaria supports strongly the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, stated Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov in Ramallah.

Mladenov headed for talks with the leadership of the Palestinian Authority after visiting Israel. Earlier on Wednesday he met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.

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Bulgaria to Treat Children with Autism, Dyslexia in New Center

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A new institute for treating children suffering from dyslexia and autism opened doors Wednesday in Sofia.

The institute said that seven specialists will be working with the children, including teachers, speech-therapists, clinic psychologists, children neurologist and a psychiatrist. They will also train parents, teachers and pedagogic consultants how to work with kids suffering from dyslexia and autism.

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BP executives to face public grillings

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Top BP executives including Tony Hayward could be thrust into a lion’s den following a decision by the presidential commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to hold hearings in affected states

Bulgaria to Get Azerbaijan Gas in 2011 via Georgia, Turkey

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bulgaria should receive its first natural gas supplies from Azerbaijan in 2011, agreed the presidents of the two countries, Georgi Parvanov and Ilham Aliyev.

Parvanov went to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku Wednesday on a two-day state visit focused precisely on gas supplies talks and energy security. He is returning a visit of his Azerbaijan counterpart that Aliyev made to Sofia in November 2009.

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Die Presse: Bulgarian Minister Donchev ‘Energetic, Natural Man’

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Bulgarian Minister for EU Funds, Tomislav Donchev, is “an energetic and natural man, who is not into caprices that are so characteristic about the men in power”, according to a rather positive article by the Austrian Daily “Die Presse”.

“I hope that my position will soon be redundant,” Donchev said in the interview for the article, which also describes him as trustworthy, critical of himself, but also confident.

For the Austrian Daily, Donchev’s position is unusual….

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Die Presse: Bulgarian Minister Tomislav Donchev Is Energetic, Natural Man

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Bulgarian Minister for EU Funds, Tomislav Donchev, is “an energetic and natural man, who is not into caprices that are so characteristic about the men in power”, according to a rather positive article by the Austrian Daily “Die Presse”.

“I hope that my position will soon be redundant,” Donchev said in the interview for the article, which also describes him as trustworthy, critical of himself, but also confident.

For the Austrian Daily, Donchev’s position is unusual….

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Bulgarian Police, Customs Officers Arrested for ‘Funny’ Bribes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A Bulgarian border policeman and a customs officer from the border crossing point Kapitan Andreevo have been arrested for taking bribes, the country’s Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said.

He explained that the arrested have been under investigation for about two months with the special surveillance devices (SRS), which showed that the policeman and the customs officers were taking “small amounts of money, but regularly”.

According to the minister, both have been taking bribes for “funny things” and their biggest bribe was for EUR 20.

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